Hi. I am Completely overhauling a 16h. And I am having trouble with purchasing the top and bottom cup & cone bearings for the head stock. I’ve seen some on an ebay site, but they say that they come from India. When I zoom into the picture, they look very poorly machined and I am not convinced. Also some one said that I can get stainless steel cup and cone bearing online. But I am questioning that as it doesn’t sound right. These bearings should be harden ground steel. As all bearing are. I’ll be grateful for any advice. Thank you.
RGM have them, part no. B2/173K. You could also try Norvil or Andover.
Many thanks Ian. That’s a great help, I’ve been onto there site and ordered them. Thank you.
When the new bearings arrive can you give us the bearing identification numbers?
They are loose 5/16" ball bearings in the races with the spare parts number detailed in Ian's response. 17 balls required for the upper races and the same for the lower race.
I can confirm that there are no identifying markings on the new races.